What's new: Your round-up of the latest fundraising campaigns

Workplace Giving UK, which promotes payroll giving in the UK, has announced a new sponsorship scheme that will give people the opportunity to buy and give to others Christmas 'gifts' such as funding a project for disadvantaged people.

Workplace Giving has signed up eight charities to provide gifts such as Christmas dinners for homeless people at Crisis centres - £5 per month over the course of a year would pay for a turkey dinner for 120 homeless people. Other examples are sponsoring a grandparent through Help the Aged or supporting a child through the Pattaya Orphanage Trust. Charities still have time to join the scheme. 

Dyslexia Action is to host its sixth annual fundraising awards dinner at London's Dorchester Hotel on 20 November. The aim of the dinner, which will honour famous dyslexic people such as Jerry Hall and Ruby Wax, is to rise funds through two auctions.

Unicef is to benefit from an auction being organised by Disneyland Resort Paris, which will involve the sale of dresses designed by famous designers who have been inspired by Disney characters such as Snow White and Cinderella. The clothes, by designers including Vivienne Westwood, were auctioned at an exhibition at Christie's in Paris that ended this week.

Samaritans will receive 50p from each sale of the first 100,000 copies of Universal Pictures' collectors' edition of film classic It's a Wonderful Life. The DVDs will go on sale from 26 November. Proceeds will be spent on training and recruiting volunteers.

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